Our ICT program gives the youth access to the internet and digital technologies, providing them with new relevant skills greatly increasing their opportunities toward acquiring employment and/or successful entrepreneurial endeavors.
In the developed world we take being connected for granted. Our devices bring us access to the world of information, communication, health care, education, job and business opportunities.
“Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.”
While many economies in Africa are growing and have need of skilled ICT workers, over 86% of Africa’s population still has no Internet access. Millions of young women and men living in regions of rural Africa still have no internet or ICT knowledge or training. They have been left out of the internet revolution and access to improved education, employment, communication and empowerment.
U-TOUCH has graduated and certified over 6000 students in Uganda in the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum.
Students having never touched a computer before, walk miles for free U-TOUCH training. They know that knowledge of computers, computer technology and the Internet is essential to building and establishing careers, which will empower and enable them to participate with the changing economy of their country. Until U-TOUCH began offering classes in remote areas of Uganda, this opportunity was only a dream.
U-TOUCH training begins with an introduction to the fundamentals: explaining the computer’s components, operating system basics, and how to use a mouse and keyboard. Within eight weeks, students learn how to use resources on the Internet; email, Microsoft Office, productivity and social networking programs, and how to manage computer security and privacy. To increase skill sets
U-TOUCH also provides a variety of related subjects such as life skills job skills, health, communication, entrepreneurship, computer programming and digital arts.
Read more about how our program is helping people develop digital skills and knowledge by viewing our blog posts here.